McGuireWoods Charlotte partner
James Jeffries was profiled in the Feb. 24, 2021, North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
Jeffries, a member of the firm’s Regulatory & Compliance Department and
a board certified specialist in utilities law, discussed the benefits of
legal specialization and what he has learned over the past year working
through the pandemic.
Because it has its own procedures, tribunals, guiding principles and
precedent, utilities law is well-suited for specialization, Jeffries said.
He added that 2020 was the busiest year of his career because “even in a
recession or a pandemic, people need the services provided by utilities,
and the regulation of those utilities continues.”